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By Adam Hochron
Although headlines across the country show new reasons why people need to be aware of dangers in the great outdoors, there is considerable evidence that summer days and nights can continue to be a time of great enjoyment.
By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although medications for alcohol use disorders are not widely utilized, a review published in a recent issue of JAMA highlighted several drugs that can effectively reduce alcohol consumption.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Designated “meaningful users” of electronic health record systems do not deliver improved care for common chronic diseases.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
United States oncology fellows may underestimate the workload they will experience once they enter practice, according to research published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
By Jackie Syrop
During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
By Jackie Syrop
Regularly consuming probiotics may improve blood pressure, particularly for people with hypertension, according to a new study.
Maternal obesity in pregnancy and high maternal gestational weight gain are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma, according to a review published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
Reports from family physicians have been received that employers may be misusing survey data to set higher compensation rates for general internal physicians than for family physicians, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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In a potentially crippling setback to the Affordable Care Act, a panel of judges from a federal court of appeals ruled that it is illegal for the federal government to provide subsidies for health insurance purchased through federally run exchanges.
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